Great Silk Road – is one of the most interesting tourist routes in the world. Uzbekistan has long been located at the crossroads of caravan routes, affecting and charming strangers with their beauty. Traveling in Silk Road. Linking East and West, there has long been focused great cultural and spiritual values, centers of science, architecture, crafts and applied arts We invite you to witness the greatness of the achievements of human civilization and receive unforgettable impressions.
Day 1 (Friday) Meeting at the airport in Urgench flight HI-616 at 15:25. Transfer to Khiva (25 km). Accommodation at the hotel. Dinner.
Day 2 (Saturday) Breakfast. Traveling in Silk Road. Discover the ancient and mysterious Khiva. Tour of the city – an architectural complex « Ichon-Qala » (12-19 cc.), Visiting the residence of the last khan, including the mausoleum of Ismail Hoxha, « madrassas » Muhammad Amin Khan, « lock » Kun-Ark « (16-17 cc. ), Mazar Uch-Avliya, which means the local dialect « Three Saints ». Continuation of the excursion program: minaret Kalta-minor, whose walls are covered with turquoise lettering Maarif and poems of the great khan mirob Muhammad Riza Agakhi Tower Kalta Minor « ; Palace » Tash-Hauli « (19.) Mausoleum Pahlavan Mahmoud » (14-18 cc.) Djuma Mosque (10). Dinner.
Day 3 (Sunday) Breakfast. Transfer to Bukhara through the desert Kyzyl Kum (450km). Panorama of the Amu Darya. Arrival in Bukhara – a fantastic city where every street you are charmed by the spirit imbued East. Accommodation at the hotel. Dinner.
Day 4 (Monday) Breakfast. City Tour: Grand Mosque and minaret Kalyan (16.) – A symbol of Bukhara, for centuries, served as a beacon for the caravans in the desert, trading domes (16.). You can visit the ranks of craftsmen – blacksmiths, zolotoshvei, chasers sit under the trade domes and demonstrate their skills. Here you can order the original coinage on a tray with his portrait and a portrait of a loved one, meet aka Abdullah, who sells medicinal herbs for tea. Visit Oriental Bazaar (do not forget to add spice to their culinary fantasies). Labi Hauz: Honako and madrassas Nodir Divan Begi (16 century), madrasah Kukeldash (15 century), a monument to Nasreddin Hodja, Bukhara Crafts Development Center, located in a caravanserai Saifiddin. Traveling in Silk Road. Crafts: weaving mills, wood carving, stamping, painting on wood, Central Asian miniatures, carpet. Mosque Magokki Attori (12-16 centuries), built on the site of the houses of the fire-worshipers – one of 3 monuments in Bukhara, survived the invasion of Genghis Khan, Ensemble Gau-Kushon (16 century), Caravanserais Bukhara, Tim Abdulla (16 century) , Covered Bazaar, used for trading precious silk fabrics. Medressa (15 century), built by the grandson of Tamerlane., Madrasah Abdullaziz (17 century), Current madrasa Mir-i-Arab (16 century). Continuation of excursion: visit to the mausoleum Bahoutdina Naqshbandi (he was the founder of a powerful Sufi order Nakshbandiy’a, which exists to this day. Be sure to take water from the spring in the mausoleum – it is really healing., Khoja Mosque and Honako Zainuddin – home of the dervishes and their place of rites, Mosque Bolo-Hauz (18 century) – quarter mosque, mausoleum Chashma Ayub (12 – 16 century), inside is a source of healing water, the holy of Job (Ayoub). Samanid Mausoleum (10 century) – the pearl of the architecture of Central Asia, a family tomb Samani dynasty. Dinner in the old madrassa. Seated in the east, on aiwan, you can not refuse to not eat the traditional dishes of Bukhara national lentil soup, dymlama – mussels stewed vegetables with beef and lamb, seasoned with local spices, salads, vegetables, local cheese, hot cakes, tea, fruit and sweets, drink a white and red wines east, which has extolled the great poet Omar Khayyam and enjoy a folklore performance. Optionally, you can visit the old Bukhara baths. Cleansing the body using traditional procedures – haltacha, herbs (for additional fee)
Day 5 (Tuesday) Breakfast. City tour: Citadel Ark – the majestic citadel, the habitat of the rulers of Bukhara, the bulwark of authority and power (1 century BC – 19 century), Sitora-Mohi-Khosa (4 km from Bukhara) – the summer palace of the last Emir of Bukhara (19 century). Transfer to Samarkand (265 km). On the way visit the studio Gijduvan potter. During the passage, you will see the remains of the ancient caravan shed Malik Rabat and storage for water – Sardoba. Place where the ancient caravans, which were walking along the Great Silk Road Tours. Accommodation at the hotel. Dinner. Traveling in Silk Road.
Day 6 (Wednesday) Breakfast. Tour of Samarkand – the pearl of the East, one of the most majestic cities of Uzbekistan, the beloved capital of the great Tamerlane: Gur-Emir Mausoleum (14-15 centuries), which houses the tomb of Tamerlane and his family. The heart of Samarkand – Registan Square (15-17 century): Ulugbek madrassa, madrassas Thiel, Cory, Sher-Dor, Shahi Zinda Mausoleum (12-15 centuries): One of the alleged graves Kusama ibn Abbas (cousin of Prophet Muhammad). The ancient mound Afrosiab. Continuation of the excursion program: Continuation of excursion: Bibi Khanum Mosque (14 century), built in honor of the beloved wife of Tamerlane, Ulugbek Observatory (15 century) – astronomer, scientist, ruler, beloved grandson of Tamerlane, the Mausoleum of St. Daniel. According to legend, Tamerlane in his campaign in Asia Minor, made a pilgrimage to the mausoleum of the saint and decided that his capital Samarkand, too, must be rich and prosperous, and the remains of the saint with great honors sent to Samarkand. Svetozvukopanorama Registan Square. Night visit to the mausoleum of Gur Emir.
Day 7 (Thursday) Breakfast. Transfer to the airport. Flight to Moscow.